Climate change poses a massive threat to New Jersey. We will see increased flooding and extreme weather events like Superstorm Sandy. We can’t wait to take action: the time is now. Addressing climate change brings opportunities for New Jersey to prepare for the future—by cutting greenhouse gas emissions, reducing dangerous and deadly air pollution, and creating and securing good, green jobs, we can move toward a truly clean energy future.
A broad-based coalition labor, faith, community and environmental organizations has launched Jersey Renews in light of the urgency of the situation, and to urge our elected officials to Act Now. New Jersey must be a leader in progressive policy going forward. We need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution while maintaining and creating jobs, and securing economic benefits for the people most affected.